Glorious Goodwood


Glorious Goodwood is amongst the sporting highlight of the British summer. Racing at Goodwood against the majestic backdrop of the Sussex Downs is a quintessentially English pursuit laced with tradition and pomp.

What Glorious Goodwood 2024
Where Goodwood Racecourse,
When 30th July-3rd August 2024

In 2024 the five-day meeting runs from Tuesday 30th July until Saturday 3rd August and features a host of group-race action that brings together some of the star thoroughbreds from the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe and further afield.

For five days in summer sunshine the racecourse at Goodwood is awash with the latest in style and fashion, while adhering to the strong tradition of the Glorious Goodwood experience.

This is truly a festival like no other and a staple of British racing with group-race action and tough handicaps for punters to try and solve.

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Glorious Goodwood Races and Dates

Here’s an overview of the five days of Glorious Goodwood and what you can expect to see:

Day 1: Tuesday 30 July – Goodwood Cup Day

Day one is all about the stayers’ and the stamina-sapping Goodwood Cup over two-miles, a Group 1 contest offering a purse of £500,000. John Gosden’s superstar Stradivarius holds the record for the most victories in this prestigious race.

The supporting acts include the Lennox Stakes and the Nicholas Gin Vintage Stakes, which completes a number of high quality races to kick-start Glorious Goodwood.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:40 Coral Handicap Stakes 5f
14:15 British EBF 40th Anniversary Maiden Stakes 6f
14:50 Chesterfield Cup Handicap Stakes 1m2f
15:25 Nicholas Gin Vintage Stakes 7f
16:00  The Lennox Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 7f
16:35 Goodwood Cup Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) 2m
17:05 Fillies’ Handicap Stakes 1m
17:35 The World Pool EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes (Class 3) 6f

Day 2: Wednesday 31 July – Sussex Stakes Day

The Group 1 Sussex Stakes is the main attraction on day two of Glorious Goodwood and it offers a chance for the Classic generation to take on their elders in a one-mile tussle. Amongst the most memorable of recent renewals of this great race was the 2011 ‘Duel on the Downs’ when the great Frankel dispatched reigning champion Canford Cliffs. The late Sir Henry Cecil’s charge would emerge victorious again a year later and remains the only dual winner of the Sussex Stakes.

The Group 2 Molecomb Stakes also features on Wednesday, a real speed test for the two-year-olds over the straight five furlongs that has been won by the likes of Trillium, Steel Bull and Liberty Beach in recent times.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 Coral Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 1m3f218y
14:25 Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Class 1) 7f
15:00 The Markel Molecomb Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 5f
15:35 The Qatar Sussex Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) 1m
16:10 The British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2) 1m1f197y
16:20 The British EBF Alice Keppel Fillies’ Conditions Stakes 5f
17:20 World Pool Handicap Stakes 7f

Day 3: Thursday 1st August – Ladies Day

Thursday is Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood and the Group 1 Nassau Stakes is a particular highlight. Previous winners include Nashwa, Deirdre and Fancy Blue and the overall purse is worth £600,000.

The Group 2 Richmond Stakes is an integral part of the Glorious Goodwood experience and is a fast-paced 6f dash for two-year-old colts.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 “15 to Go” Kincsem Handicap (Class 2) 1m1f197y
14:25 Richmond Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 6f
15:00 The John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 1m3f218y
15:35 The Qatar Nassau Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) 1m2f
16:10 Jaeger-LeCoutre Nursery Handicap Stakes 7f
16:45 Buccelati Handicap Stakes 1m
17:20 Tatler British EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes 5f

Day 4: Friday 2nd August – King George Day

Speed is perhaps more routinely associated with motorsport in the Goodwood area but it has been hard to beat the pace set by Battash in recent years, winning the King George’s Stake four times.

The seven-race Friday card at Goodwood includes no less than four at group-race level and will be brimming with star quality.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 CoraltGoodwood Handicap (Class 2) 2m4f134y
14:25 The Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 1m
15:00 The Golden Mile Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 1m
15:35 The King George Qatar Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 5f
16:10 The L’Ormarins King’s Plate Glorious Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) 1m4f
16:45 Irish Thoroughbred Nursery Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 6f
17:20 Handicap Stakes 1m3f44y

Day 5: Saturday 3rd August – Stewards’ Cup Day

The highlight on the final afternoon is the cavalry charge that is the Stewards’ Cup over six-furlongs. The tough handicap routinely attracts a bumper entry and has a first prize in excess of £155,000.

Also on Saturday is the Group 2 Gordon Stakes over a mile and a half, a contest that iconic trainer Sir Michael Stoute has won a landmark ten times in his career.

Start Time (GMT) Race Distance
13:50 The Stewards’ Sprint Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Consolation Race for The Stewards’ Cup) 6f
14:25 The Coral Summer Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 1m6f
15:00 The Qatar Lillie Langrty Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) 1m6f
15:35 The Unibet Stewards’ Cup (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) 6f
16:10 Veuve Clicquot Handicap Stakes (Class 2) 7f
16:45 EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 2) 7f
17:20 Coral Handicap Stakes 1m1f


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